QUARANTINE UPDATES. Well this has certainly gone on longer than any of us thought, amiright? Our grove has held rituals over Zoom for several months now, and they're surprisingly well-received, but we're still eager to celebrate in the green outdoors again, surrounded by trees. We believe that Beltane 2021 may be a reasonable time frame for this, still meeting outside only, with masks and distancing.
Visitors may attend our moots and public ceremonies; please email us for details of the location.
Private ceremonies may be attended only by members. How can you become a member? Meet with us at any four public events, and if you and we agree it's a good fit, you can join! Membership FAQ
2021 Ceremonies, Moots and Festivals
|Antiracism||Sun, January 19th||7 PM||Zoom|
|Imbolc||Sat, January 30th||12 PM||Zoom
|Member checkup||Sun, March 7th||2 PM||Zoom|
|Equinox||Alban Eilir||Sun, March 21st||12 PM||Zoom|
|Social||Sat, April 10th||1 PM||Zoom|
|Beltane||Sun, May 2nd||1 PM||A member's home in Boulder|
|Earth Weaving ritual||Sun, May 29th||12 PM||TBD|
|Solstice||Alban Hefin||Sat, Jun 19th ceremony
until Sun, June 20th (optional)
overnight vigil (optional)
|A member's home in Greely|
|Water Weaving ritual||Sat, July 10th||12 PM||TBD|
|Lughnasadh event||Sat, July 31st||afternoon||TBD|
|Dragonfest||August 4th - August 8th||multi-day||Virtual/online in 2021|
|Air Weaving ritual||Sat, August 28th||12 PM||TBD|
|Dragonoak||September 16th - 20th||multi-day||Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania|
|Equinox||Alban Elfed||Sun, September 19th||11 AM||A public park in Arvada|
|Fire Weaving ritual||Sat, October 9th||12 PM||TBD|
|Samhuinn||Sun, October 31st||5 PM||A member's home in Boulder|
|2022 Planning||Sat, November 20th||12 PM||TBD|
|Solstice||Alban Arthan||Sun, December 19th||11 AM||A public park in Arvada|
|Drumming Up the Sun||Tue, December 21st||sunrise!||Red Rocks Amphitheater|
|Other festival news|
|Postponed till 2022||MAGUS||June||multi-day||Gore, Virginia|
|Postponed till 2022||Untamed||May||multi-day||Berthoud, Colorado|
|Colorado Renfest||June - August||Eight Weekends||Larkspur, Colorado|
A Moot is a meeting of grove members to perform a group practice, or just to have social time. Visitors may meet us at Social moots.
What are the Lughnasadh Games? In 2018, 2019 and 2020, we held a day-long event that included friendly competitions of knife-throwing, axe-throwing and archery, plus labyrinth-walking, drumming, and more, followed by a potluck feast, culminating in a marvelous Lughnasadh ceremony, with representatives from three OBOD groves. Overnight camping was also an option for those who came from far away. Plans for 2021 are not yet settled.
Drumming Up the Sun is a unique opportunity--each winter solstice, over a hundred people gather before dawn in the upper rows at Red Rocks to drum our hearts out in anticipation of the sun's return. Bring your djembe, bodhran, dunun, doumbek or tambourine and join in this joyful celebration of the great wheel turning. This year our Yule ceremony falls on the same date, so we'll plan it to mesh with this early event, yet you can attend either one or both according to your desire.
For more information, send us an email at [email protected]
Our grove serves members along the Colorado Front Range (US) including the Denver and Boulder metropolitan areas. We hold most of our public ceremonies in Arvada, and private events at member's homes from south of Denver, up to Boulder, and into the foothills.